India Art and Culture

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Culture is a central instrument of discovering, integrating and asserting the national identity of India which truly and inevitably pluralistic. Culture permeates every sphere of human activity, determines and governs life and pattern of Indian society in diverse regions and equality, diverse fields.

Official Languages
The Indian Constitution, in 1950, declared Hindi in Devanagari Script to be the official language of the union. It was provided in the Constitution of India that English shall continue to be used for all official purposes of the Union till January 25, 1965 but the complete change over to Hindi was not practicable within the stipulated period. So English in addition to Hindi,

India is home to several hundred languages. Most languages spoken in India belong either to the Indo Aryan and Dravidian families of languages though some Indo- European languages are also spoken and understood.

The Indo - Aryan languages including Hindi, Rajasthani, Gujarati, Marathi, Bengali, Oriya, Assamese, Sanskrit, Kashmiri, Sindhi and Punjabi cover about three - fourths of EIGHTH GES OF THE ITUTION A India’s population. THE LANGU F THE CONST EO of the The languages of the SCHEDUL ghth schedule ified in the ei Southern India viz , Gujarathi, ua ges ar e spec li, Bodo, Dogri 22 Major la ng ssamese, Benga Telugu, Tamil, Kannada , Sanskrit, se are A aithili, Punjabi constitution. Tho ipuri, i, Konkani, M and Malayalam belong to , Kashmir alayalam, Man Hindi, Kananda lugu, Urdu, M the Dravidian family. i, Tamil, Te Santhali, Sindh i and Oriya. Of the Indo - European Marathi, Nepal languages, English is the most widely used one.

continues to be used for all official purposes as an associate official language.

The language of Parliamentary proceedings and laws

According to the constitution parliamentary proceedings may be conducted in either Hindi or English in Parliamentary...
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